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If North Carolina were pulling up the enrollment rear, it probably wouldn’t surprise anyone. The state has a Republican Governor and legislature, opted to let HHS run its exchange, refused to expand Medicaid, and passed a law in early 2013 blocking state agencies from participating in ACA implementation. And only 38 percent of the population supports the ACA (48 percent are opposed to the law). Yet among the states where HHS is running the exchange, only Texas and Florida have higher private plan enrollment totals – and their populations are significantly larger.
March 12, 2014
Most of the folks we met on the tour were unaware that nearly 6 in 10 people who don’t have health coverage and are eligible for coverage through the new marketplaces can find coverage for $100 or less per month. For instance, a 27-year-old who earns $25,000 annually in the Orlando area can find a Bronze plan that costs $102 per month – or a Silver plan for $145 per month – once tax credits are factored in. A family of four earning $50,000 a year can find a Bronze plan that costs $126 per month after tax credits.
March 2, 2014
She is not a political pawn in the partisan battle. She is a mother of two young children, a wife, a friend, a working and breathing part of what remains the integral but fading fabric of traditional American entrepreneurship.
And she is a victim for believing in an ideology which on the surface seems honorable and sincere, but when its layers are stripped to its core, is a heartless attempt to keep people from healthcare that everyone needs.
September 29, 2013
Sunday, June 23, marks 100 days until the first day that people will be able to enroll in an affordable health insurance plan through the new insurance marketplaces in every state. On October 1, American families will be able to sign up for new health insurance options with coverage that will begin on January 1, 2014.
June 22, 2013
What’s basic in health care is an issue of heated debate. Individuals and groups as diverse as cancer advocates, children’s hospitals, parents of disabled children, physical therapists, dentists, and optometrists have been waiting for final clarification from HHS.
February 22, 2013
Harold Pollack talks with Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor of The New Republic about the “wild ride” ahead for the Affordable Care Act, now that it’s survived a fierce Congressional battle, a Supreme Court challenge and the recent Presidential election.
February 15, 2013